Thank Goodness I Found Liat
I learned to knit when I was 12 (4-H). Years later I picked it back up again, but after 3 neck surgeries... I couldn’t knit for more than 5 minutes (throwing). Thank goodness for the Internet where I found Liat... magic looping, continental knitting... I’m back in the game and can knit all day (continental picker)! Thank you for showing this old dog... new tricks ❤️❤️❤️
– Rhonda D.
Finally Actually Been Knitting For The First Time In My Life
I've finally actually been knitting for the first time in my life and (for someone who is closing in on 80), I think that's an amazing tribute to your patience, clarity and articulate presentation.
– Valerie H.
The Best Way of Learning is via KnitFreedom
I am a 76-year-old male. I started to learn knitting 6 months ago. It is just wonderful. When browsing the web I quickly realized that the best way of learning is via KnitFreedom, a fantastic place. My congratulations.
– Göran G.
KnitFreedom is a Gold Mine, With Treasures for Every KnitterIn regards to: Premium Membership
Liat, I'm so glad to have the KnitFreedom premium membership. I have accessed and used several of your classes and videos, and have learned so much to add to what I've learned in over 50 years of learning on my own (like fixing a backward stitch 20+ rows below my working row in a complicated cable pattern).
KnitFreedom is a gold mine, with treasures for every knitter. My heart is full of gratitude for Liat's classes, especially her stitch-by-stitch videos!
– Leila S.
I Can’t Seem to Stop!
I have felt sooooo good knitting 2-at-a-time toe-up socks, I can't seem to stop!
I used your pattern for baby toe-up socks and adjusted for Fred's chunky feet, and am very pleased with the result.
When my granddaughter first requested a pair of socks for her teddy, I wasn't sure I could knit anything but tube socks. But just learning the toe-up, 2-at-a-time method made me confident to tackle the project, having knit 2 pairs of socks for myself already.
Thank you so much for the instruction and the clear instructional & informative videos! It might seem a little thing to others, but this new method of knitting worsted socks has been a great new activity.
– Leila S.
An Amazing Tribute to Your Patience, Clarity and Articulate Presentation
Your knitting videos, your attitude, your calm approach and everything about your classes, Liat, are wonderful. I've finally actually been knitting for the first time in my life and (for someone who is closing in on 80), I think that's an amazing tribute to your patience, clarity and articulate presentation.
My socks are almost done, one more row and I'll be ready to turn the heel. I had to begin many times at first but then once I got the hang of it all, I was knitting, which to me, is plenty amazing.
I may even make more socks, now that I know I can do it. I'm slow, for sure, but just doing it is incredible to me. Having something I can actually do during these impossibly weird times is really a gift.
I've learned so much: how to use magic loop, how to feel what's going on, how to see (read) my yarn (I'm not great at it, but I'm beginning to see it), how to follow and figure out a pattern. It's incredible.
Many thanks for the lovely gift of knowledge.
– Valerie H.
Thank You For Teaching This Old Puppy New TricksIn regards to: Magic Loop, Toe-Up Socks
Liat, THANK YOU for the classes on Magic Loop and Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time socks. I'm knitting the gussets of my socks now, and so far the knitting has been a breeze! I practiced the Magic Loop as instructed in your videos, then braved the toe-up socks class. It took several tries just to knit the first row after casting on. Judy's Magic Cast-on was a breeze, but keeping that last stitch on, even after twisting the tail around the working yarn, was a lesson in extreme patience!; but once I got it, I was off & knitting!
I started my first toe-up socks yesterday midday and just couldn't put them down, I was thrilled that I'd learned something so unexpectedly special.
Thank you for teaching this old puppy new tricks!
– Leila S.
Worth the InvestmentIn regards to: Premium Membership
I love your videos, and now that I am a serious knitter since I have retired, it’s worth the investment.
– Lydia S.
A New Knitter Over Sixty
I love all of your videos but especially the yarnovers. Since I am a new knitter I need all the help I can get. And since I’m over sixty it probably takes me longer to learn than, say, the young ones. Thank you so much for all your hard work.
– Lane R.
Like Having Her Sitting Beside YouIn regards to: Mittens
I just wanted to post a picture of my first EVER completed PAIR of mittens, I added the picture as my profile picture!!!
I had completed a mitten, but didn’t like it so gave up trying mittens. After having success with the Liat’s Two-at-a-Time Sock pattern, I had to try the mittens and viola! Here it is, I am already half done with the second pair. The grand girls loved them so much we went and bought yarn for theirs. I’m so glad they are quick and easy since the snow will be flying around our area before I know it!
If you are like me and have given up trying socks or mittens -- you HAVE to try Liat's ebooks, it is truly like having her sitting beside you showing you how to do every (and I mean EVERY) step!
– Carol Best
Old Dogs CAN Learn New Tricks
I so very much appreciate your work and look forward to your e-mails. Thanks and old dogs CAN learn new tricks.
Finally, I Am Making Beautiful ThingsIn regards to: Knitting Superstar
I want to thank you for your "Becoming a Knitting Superstar." Last winter I decided to take my knitting to another level. I had knitted on and off for years (since I was a teenager..I'm now 60 :)) but was never quite pleased with my finished products. They were "okay" but nothing special and I had never attempted a sweater. I knew that would mean disaster.
First, I took a sock class at my LYS where I learned Magic Loop. That ignited something in me to forge ahead. I found your videos online (probably while googling something I needed for the sock class). The way you communicate really connected with me. You instructions and videos are clear and fun!
So, I bought "Becoming a Knitting Superstar." I went through the course step by step, mostly watching the videos over and over. I would watch them while working on the projects but I would also watch them while I was on my treadmill, waiting in an airport, etc. As I worked through the ebook, something began to click. Here are some of the things I learned that I found most helpful.
1. I learned to "read my work". This has helped tremendously. I don't make nearly the mistakes I used to, because I "catch" them before they are a real problem.
2. Learning how to fix my mistakes was the most freeing thing. I loved all you said about making mistakes. I even shared this with some of the gals at my church. I believe it is a great way to view life! The words goes beyond knitting.
3. I learned to relax. I used to hold my knitting with a death grip. My poor hands cramped up and knitting was not as relaxing as I thought it should be. This also increased my speed...which means I'm less distraught if I have to take something out or start over.
4. I gained confidence. My projects began to "turn out" just as I had hoped. I felt more confident when I went into my LYS. I knew the language. I even knew what questions to ask. As my projects began "turning out", in my head, I could hear you say "that's okay, because you will be making many beautiful things". (You say that somewhere in the Becoming a Superstar ebook...I'm just not sure exactly where.). Finally, I am making beautiful things. I finished my first sweater in August and I can actually wear it! I'm working on my second sweater and am super pleased. It's almost finished--all that's left is finishing up the sleeves. I made a really pretty shawl/scarf that had a lace edge with beading. And of course there are others. I haven't made one single thing since I took the course that I have not been happy about.
– Beth L.
Best $77 I Ever SpentIn regards to: Knitting Superstar
I want to say thank you to you Liat for your superstar knitting program it was the best $77 I ever spent in my life it has changed my life completely I'm really top. I belong to a knitting group now and I have friends I'm retired and learning how to knit socks it has has changed my life thank you so much I hope you and your family have the greatest Christmas ever because I know I will.
– Kathy K.